Yes Valeris is from ST:XI.
Some people assumed I was male possibly because I had Soval for so long as my avatar.
I'm normally good at telling genders over the Internet too. Now I feel bad.
And yeah, there was no playfulness over at those forums. It was like someone died. Probably because they lacked Guy, and even though his posts are out there, they are at least a little funny. I'm good with staying away from the TOS one. I've only seen around five episodes.
SO many times people have thought I was male even when using the name 'teacake' which is not particularly masculine.
On WoW even though my character's name ends in "ia" which is usually feminine and even though my character is female I was always assumed to be male. I noticed that those playing the female pretty races were always assumed to be female.
I like not showing my gender under the avatar, let them not start with assumptions, LOL!
On and Valeris I LOVE it when a guy uses a female avatar (other than the "look at these boobs" avatars of tnz). It's great and.. blah blah blah lecturey gender blah..